6466 spectators had come to Pariiiis Arena
this cloudy day. Avigdor Tzilker
was the appointed referee with assistance provided by Edelberto Callado
and Ewout Otten
People from all over Île-de-France
had joined up for the derby.
Pariiiis started off with a 4-4-2 lineup.
Lineup: Lascombe - Goncalves, Audier, Rousseau, Zaaleni - Derbali, Égret, Lair, Zimmer - Blazy, Élissalde.
grokus tactics involved an interesting 3-5-2 combination.
Starters: Forestan - Pelletier, Canelas, Avşar - Leblanc, Ullrich, Gillard, Lecomte, De Sousa - Deslandes, Jason.
0 - 1 was the score with 2 minutes played, after N. De Sousa
cut through the central defence and chipped home a goal for grokus.
After 5 minutes, grokus's S. Leblanc
burst through the central defence and let loose a cannonball of a shot, scoring for 0 - 2.
Against a lesser team, grokus could very well have succeeded with their smart indirect free kick routine after 27 minutes. A trio of passes took the ball all the way past the defenders, but by then the intended recipient was already blocked off and the keeper could make a leisurely save.
With the scoreboard showing that 32 minutes had been played, grokus nearly put themselves up another goal after H. Jason
came through on the left. Fortunately for the home crowd, the keeper made the save.
The visitors' H. Jason
took advantage of a misunderstanding between the home side's goalie and centre backs 35 minutes into the match. 0 - 3 for grokus.
The teams went for the halftime break at 0 - 3.
grokus claimed to have seen most of the ball, and the statistics agreed with them - possession being 73 percent.
received a delicate pass through the home side's central defence after 59 minutes, and chipped it past the flailing keeper to score making it 0 - 4. The grokus fans went wild, whilst the home fans started to think about leaving early.
A well placed corner kick from S. Gillard
was followed by D. Deslandes
's hard but accurate header. The well executed routine resulted in a goal for grokus, the score now 0 - 5.
At this point, it was obvious that the players of grokus lowered the tempo and became more defensively oriented.
With 63 minutes played, D. Deslandes
nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar.
After 76 minutes Pariiiis tried to exploit their counterattacking skills, unfortunately, P. Zimmer
's shot sailed wide after his break down the right.
78 minutes in, grokus's C. Canelas
received a yellow card for going into a challenge studs first.
A loud groan was heard from the fans of Pariiiis, as H. Zaaleni
left the pitch in too much pain to finish the match. S. Guillard
took his place on the field.
80 minutes into the match, S. Gillard
came through the middle and almost added to his team's lead, but the shot went wide.
The referee showed grokus's S. Leblanc
the yellow card after a particularly nasty challenge.
Possession in this half belonged to grokus, who controlled the ball 72 percent of the time.
Pariiiis's top performer was clearly I. Élissalde
turned in a dismal performance, however.
grokus's best player was M. Ullrich
However, S. Forestan
made a disastrous appearance.
The match ends 0 - 5.